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Frank Yerby (1916–1991)

Author of The Foxes of Harrow

Includes the names: Yerby F, Yerby Frank, Frank Yearby
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Frank Yerby was noted for the meticulous research he did to prepare his best-selling historical novels.  His settings ranged from ancient Athens to Europe in the early Middle Ages.  In 1946, he published The Foxes of Harrow, a southern historical romance that became the first novel by an African-American to sell more than a million copies.
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